The causes of a pinched nerve are many fold. It can be from a disc in your spine. Or the pinch on the nerve can occur between muscles or between a muscle and a bone.
What Does A Pinched Nerve Feel Like
The most common symptom of a pinched nerve is tingling along the course of the nerve. When the pinched nerve is more severe or advanced there may be numbness. When very advanced the tingling/numbness may also be accompanied by muscle weakness. The video below explains a pinched nerve.
Pinched Nerve Diagnoses
Common pinched nerve diagnoses include:
- in the neck area, herniated/slipped/ruptured discs, and thoracic outlet syndrome.
- in the low back area, herniated/slipped/ruptured discs, sciatica, and piriformis syndrome.
- in the arms, the nerve can be pinched below the chest muscle at the shoulder, upper arm, three different spots around the elbow, in the forearm, and at the wrist which is known as carpal tunnel syndrome.
- there are a few places in the area of the pelvic area but they are rare.
- pinched nerves also occur in the knee area between muscles and bone.
- a pinched nerve at the ankle is called tarsal tunnel syndrome.
If you think you are having problems with a pinched nerve we would be happy to check it out for you. Call 570-622-2525.